A radiation dosimeter to go on your hands

Finger ring dosimeter. Credit: International Atomic Energy Agency

Finger ring dosimeter. Credit: International Atomic Energy Agency

I’ve seen radiation badges before, but never a ring. Courtesy of the International Atomic Energy Agency‘s Facebook page:

This type of ring is a small badge that workers wear under gloves to monitor external exposure to ‪#‎radiation‬ as they work with different types of radioactive sources. The little diamond shape on the ring is worn facing the palm, as this is the area where highest exposure usually occurs. This ring is just one of many different types of radiation exposure monitoring badges.

Badges like these are designed to help protect workers, contributing to safe and secure radiological conditions in the workplace, including regulating and limiting how much radiation exposure a person gets over time as well as to make sure that they stay within certain thresholds. The ‪#‎IAEA‬ helps to support countries in implementing the use of these handy devices in workplaces.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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  1. These have been around for quite a long time.

  2. I was wearing a dosimeter ring 30 years ago, and they had been around long before that. Currently most places are using wristbands. Wristbands are a definite improvement.